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Monday 18 December 2017

Increased fine stuns Corofin

COROFIN were left reeling yesterday after discovering that their appeal against a fine by Connacht Council has resulted in it being increased by €500, writes Cliona Foley.

The club received fines totalling €5,100 after the special investigation into the post-match scenes that saw referee Liam Devenney needing an escort off the field at the end of their Connacht club football final defeat to St Brigid's of Roscommon.

Corofin were initially hit with a €4,000 fine for "disruptive misconduct by players, team officials and supporters" and received another €1,100 in fines on top of that for breach of match-day regulations.

Connacht's Hearings Committee decided to add an additional €500 to their original €4,000 fine and their appeal against the €1,100 was also unsuccessful.

A club source said last night that they were "genuinely shocked" by the decision. Their next move could be to go the Connacht Appeals Committee and if unsuccessful there they would have one final option of taking their case to the Disputes Resolution Authority (DRA).

Irish Independent

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